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Re: [Bug-tar] Regarding untaring tar files containing symlinks

From: Amit Kapila
Subject: Re: [Bug-tar] Regarding untaring tar files containing symlinks
Date: Tue, 8 Jul 2014 08:36:16 +0530

On Sun, Jul 6, 2014 at 7:56 PM, Linda A. Walsh <address@hidden> wrote:
> Ah....
> I have my cygwin "cygdrive path prefix" set to "/"
>>  mount -p
> Prefix              Type         Flags
> /                   user         binmode
> You should be able to set it once:
>>  mount -c /
> I also have my "cygwin" installed in "C:\"
> not "C:\cygwin".
> With those two changes, my cygwin and windows paths
> are identical (except for backslash or forward slash).
> Forgot about that -- have had it in root for over 10 years...since I
> first installed cygwin.
> FWIW -- I **might** call this a minor bug (or feature deficit).
> If you ahve native mode set  for the symlinks, then, I would
> argue that it shouldn't insert a "cygwin/c" in the path...
> Windows won't let you create a symlink to a non-existent path
> (you can on unix or linux), so when it fails for any reason --
> cygwin falls back to storing the link in a file.

Thanks for all your suggestions.

With Regards,
Amit Kapila.

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